Umberto Eco (1932-2016) - Italian novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician. Photo © Robbie Fimmano

Italian writer Umberto Eco, shot by Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine. As an essayist, he forever changed the way we think about popular culture. As a novelist, Umberto Eco has written the secret history of the world.

Meet the extraordinary Mario Vargas Llosa. He is a writer, essayist, journalist, novelist and former politician who is most well-known for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and being one of the most significant novelists and essayists of America. "Through writing, one can change history". Mario Vargas Llosa http://www.thextraordinary.org/mario-vargas-llosa

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa (* März 1936 in Arequipa, Peru;

Meet the extraordinary Mario Vargas Llosa. He is a writer, essayist, journalist, novelist and former politician who is most well-known for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and being one of the most significant novelists and essayists of America. "Through writing, one can change history". Mario Vargas Llosa http://www.thextraordinary.org/mario-vargas-llosa

Meet the extraordinary Mario Vargas Llosa. He is a writer, essayist, journalist…

African American women have written their own life experiences as biographers; some have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, essayists, social commentators and feminist theorists. Meet more than 20 such women here.

20+ African American Women Writers You Should Know

African American women have been novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, and feminist theorists.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson – was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

The only known recording of the voice of Walt Whitman.

kvetchlandia: “Walt Whitman Uncredited and Undated Photograph-Detail …Through me many long dumb voices, Voices of the interminable generation of prisoners and slaves, Voices of the diseas’d and despairing and of thieves and dwarfs, Voices of cycles.

Marguerite Duras-this is the first pic I've ever seen of her. I love her book The Lover

Marguerite Duras-this is the first pic I've ever seen of her. I love her book The Lover

"Je suis un regret ambulant, et la nostalgie dévore mon sang et se dévore elle-même "  Cahiers, Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran- ( 1911 – was a great Romanian philosopher and essayist

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